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Children's LiteratureIt's hard to imagine a world without the Internet, but less than forty years ago, there was no Internet. What began as a military function designed to link computers used by the military and members of the academic community by the 1970s had grown to include dozens of universities and military installations. Technology continued to improve and in the 1980s, the military aspect of what was then known as ARPANET branched off on its own. The advent of hyperlink technology and the development of the World Wide Web made Internet technology even more widespread and by the end of the 1990s, the World Wide Web had exploded into mainstream use. Today, the Internet is used as a recreational tool as well as a source for information. Hamilton explains the dangers that lurk on the Internet, focusing on identifying the source of information, but little caution is given regarding general safety when using the Internet. Email and web pages are profiled in some detail as well as an explanation of what proper netiquette entails. This book is part of the "Straight to the Source" series. 2005, ABDO, Ages 6 to 10.